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Title:Kangaroo Notebook
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Publisher:Random House Value Publishing
ISBN:0517198223
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Category:Japanese literature, Literature, Surreal, Fantasy, Novels, Fiction

Kangaroo Notebook by Kōbō Abe

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Kangaroo Notebook In the last novel written before his death in one of Japan s most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny The narrator of b Kangaroo Notebook b wakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself In short order Kobo Abe s unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel one imbued with unexpected meaning Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori .

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s t A Novel of the Future br This is yet another of Mr Abe s ominous configurations Woman in the Dunes etc this time staking out its uncertain ideological imperatives in a grave new world submerged under water In the beginning however Professor Katsumi who has a computer capable of making predictions has no idea of the work undertaken in a still more dehumanized laboratory But a double murder an analysis of one of the bodies amp some anonymous phone calls this is all quite exciting alert him to a traffic in human fetuses corroborated by his wife s enforced curettage Witnessing the works in progress growing rooms for human submarine colonies which will make human survival possible he is also threatened with his own extinction betrayed by his own machine amp he s made to consider various ethical conjectures amp priorities should one deny one s self should the present be expendable in the interest of the future While not everybody s book Abe s conceptual startler has a chilly precision which makes the unthinkable only too threateningly possible Kirkus, In the last novel written before his death in one of Japan s most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny The narrator of b Kangaroo Notebook b wakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself In short order Kobo Abe s unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel one imbued with unexpected meaning Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori, No description available, Lo siniestro en el universo de Kobo Abe merodea en lo cotidiano observa desde atr s del lugar com n o del progreso prometedor como al acecho Es un siniestro incorp reo ubicuo Abe somete los valores corrientes a una mirada sat rica y perspicaz que expone la l gica siniestra que subyace en ellos Tan vanguardista en la est tica como en la filosof a social fue precursor en tratar temas que hoy son prioridad los da os al ecosistema la ceguera producto de la sobreinformaci n medi tica el aislamiento corrosivo que vive el individuo en las grandes urbes Personajes nombrados por su inicial ignoran su participaci n en una gram tica mayor aunque el lector s es invitado a reconsiderar la visi n Aun cuando opera la pura casualidad toparse con un cad ver sin querer genera respuestas que terminan por enredar al inocente en una extra a pero no ajena culpabilidad Escritos hace medio siglo estos cuentos impactan por su actualidad y uno los lee con urgencia acaso con desvelo